by En Passant Par La Montagne
8 underprivileged and troubled youth, currently in the socially services system,
will be taken on a one week trip to go rock climbing, glacier hiking, mountaineering, and finish the end of the week by climbing to the summit of a chosen peak.
In addition this amazing experience, immersed for several days in a high alpine
environment to enjoy several different mountain sports, the program includes an
educational component through each different sport to help the 8 youth improve
their self-esteem, self-confidence, as well as trust in others. In addition, this project serves as another tool for each case worker to help create a stronger bond with these youth and their families.
About the Organisation
Created in 1995, the non-profit “En Passant par La Montagne” (“Through the Mountains”) allows kids and adults in underprivileged or difficult situations – social
marginalization, failing in school / school dropouts, sickness or handicap – to use
the mountains as a source of motivation and support to rise above their current